Every-one deserves symphonic music.
CutTime® makes it work every-where.
Accepting that most music today is introduced in small servings or as background, CutTime brings mini-symphonies to cafes & clubs, homes & offices, churches & schools. With two ensembles of 4-8 musicians, plus the Classical Revolution Detroit series, it makes the sport of music apparent, batting from a deep bench of lively hits, funky new works, game-changing metaphors & some improvisation. Concerts & reading events are casual, often participatory and quite profound when hosted by bassist-composer-director, Kresge Fellow Rick Robinson (Mr. CutTime), a 22-year veteran of Detroit Symphony, hiring musicians to make this beloved tradition truly universal. By sharing beyond the music as entertainment, CutTime proves why classical still matters.
Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
– Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic
Rick Robinson is bringing classical music to the masses— which may be one of the most challenging jobs in all of music.
– Amy Haimerl, Crain’s Detroit Business
- Hover over the menus.
- Listen to the music (upper-right).